November is Financial Literacy Month and on November 4, 2014, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a woman that has made it her mission to educate Canadians on Financial Literacy, hosted the first ever Use Your Common Cents Day. The event was designed to empower Canadians to use their common sense when it comes to everyday spending and save money as a result.
In the past, I had terrible financial skills and ended up in a lot of debt as a result. It took years of careful money management and credit rebuilding to recover from my initial foolishness, but as a result I am now very passionate about the importance of financial literacy. And I’m also living proof that anyone can bounce back from previous bad money choices and build a better future.
To help Canadians save, especially with the spending-heavy holidays quickly approaching, P&G has launched the www.savingmadesimple.ca website full of helpful tips and advice from Gail on how to gear-up for successful savings. You can also join over 1 million Canadians and register to have access to print-at-home coupons on top brands, exclusive samples and daily inspiration every day of the year!
And to celebrate the launch of the new website, P&G has a very special giveaway just for you! One lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader is going to win a Common Cents prize pack containing reasonably-priced household essentials including Ultra Dawn Dish Washing Liquid, Charmin Basic, Bounty Basic, Cascade ActionPacs with Dawn, Puffs Basic Facial Tissues and Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, a $40 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment with your best tip for saving money on everyday purchases.
It’s amazing how much simple, everyday purchases add up over the weeks and months, and equally amazing how saving a little bit on every purchase can add up to more money in your pocket. Check out the new Saving Made Simple website today and prepare to save more money all year long!